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Linn County Leader - Brookfield, MO
  • Bond Work Continues at R-5

  • The Marceline R-5 Board of Education met in regular session Monday night with Board members Lex Cavanah and Charlie Jobson absent. At this meeting, the Board approved a trio of bids concerning bond improvements, raised some salaries, and hired some staff.
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  • The Marceline R-5 Board of Education met in regular session Monday night with Board members Lex Cavanah and Charlie Jobson absent.  At this meeting, the Board approved a trio of bids concerning bond improvements, raised some salaries, and hired some staff.
    The meeting was called to order at 5:30 p.m. in the Central Office by President Tom Hauser.  There was no public participation.
    Superintendent Dr. Gabe Edgar thanked the employees who were leaving the District for their years of service.  The following staff members were acknowledged: Linda Lane (12 years), Catherine Shelton (15 years), Josh Shoemaker (nine years), Paul Thomas (four years), Meagan Wyatt (nine years), and John Kruse (two years).
    The agenda was amended, and the consent calendar and agenda were both unanimously approved.  Under the consent calendar, the resignations of Paul Thomas, Meagan Wyatt, and John Kruse were also approved.  These approvals came after a motion and second from Kim Corbin and Judy Toops, respectively.
    There was no Unfinished Business at this meeting, so the remainder of the events happened as New Business, unless otherwise noted.
    School Nurse Tina Kelly presented the annual Health and Wellness evaluation for the District’s MSIP evaluation.  Kelly noted that diabetes has become an issue to watch for in the District for her department, and that she has to work closely with the Food Service Department in this regard.  Kelly also reported that the District lost a combined 738.25 pounds in their recent District Wellness Challenge.  Her report was approved unanimously after a motion and second from Toops and Matt Cupp.
    Special Services Director Dawn Lichtenberg presented the annual IDEA Evaluation for special services children in the District.  Her report was approved unanimously, after a motion and second from Cupp and Toops.
    Brenda Neil from the Career Ladder Committee presented the District with their amended policy concerning the Career Ladder program.  The program policies had to be redone after the state quit helping fund the program. The adjustments were mainly to the number of hours required, the amount of money received, and what was needed to ensure the growth of the staff through the new evaluation program in the District. The Board will vote on the policy itself at a later date.
    The payment for this year’s Career Ladder was approved unanimously next, with a motion and second by Cindi Black-Rodgers and Corbin.  The payment totaled $49,218.03, coming in under the budgeted amount for the year.
    A report was then presented to the Board noting that Walt Disney Elementary had received Gold Status in their School-wide Positive Behavior Support evaluation from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.  This continues their streak of receiving this honor.

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